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Experience the culture and scenery of Svolvær and Henningsvær on this glimpse of Norway's local fishing towns. Svolvær has a population of 4,487 inhabitants and is one of Northern Norway's most important harbors. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of this bustling harbor town that is also a haven for artists. Enjoy a scenic drive through the city, passing Lofoten Cathedral. This charming yellow church has room to hold 1,200 people to accommodate fishermen staying in Lofoten during the fishing season. Afterward, make your way to Henningsvær, the "Venice of Lofoten." Discover the Gallery Lofoten House which features the country’s largest collection of paintings from Northern Norway dating back to the turn of the last century – a period by many called the golden age of North Norwegian painting. On the gallery’s ground floor you find a collection of paintings by renowned artists like Otto Sinding, Gunnar Berg, Even Ulving, Adelsteen Normann, Einar Berger, Ole Juul, Thorolf Holmboe and others. The first floor is then divided into two sections – one exhibiting watercolors by Lars Lerin and one exhibiting pictures and ceramic works by Her Majesty Queen Sonja.
Admire Vågan Church and other charming landmarks of Svolvær’s bustling harbor.
Journey to the village of Henningsvær, one of Lofoten’s largest fishing villages.
Visit the Gallery Lofoten House, where you'll view the country’s largest collection of paintings from Northern Norway dating back to the turn of the last century – a period by many called the golden age of North Norwegian painting.
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KeyCard and photo identification
Umbrella (from ship)
What To WearShow
Hat and sunglasses
Wind/water resistant jacket
Guests must be able to walk over asphalt terrain.
Although walking on this tour is mainly at guests’ discretion, there is approx. 300 meters to the gallery which is on three floors with no lift. The main exhibitions are situated on the ground floor.
Exhibitions and galleries at the Gallery Lofoten House are subject to change.
Location Svolvaer, (Lofoten), Norway
Svolvaer, (Lofoten), Norway
Tour Code C902
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